DeirdreKay
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Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men
If you haven’t heard about Eric Garner yet, let me fill you in. He was a 43-year-old father of six who lived in Staten Island, and he died in the street on Thursday after as many as four New York police officers choked him and slammed his head on the ground. The NYPD told the Associated Press that they stopped Garner because he was selling untaxed cigarettes, something he’d been arrested for before. However, witnesses who spoke with local news website Staten Island Live have basically said that’s bullshit. Ramsey Orta, who was on the scene and shot a now infamous video that is making the rounds, can be heard in the clip saying that all Garner had done to get bothered by the police was break up a fight.
In the video, Garner denies any wrongdoing and asks why he’s being hassled. “Every time you see me you want to mess with me,” he says in an exasperated tone that most men of color across this country can relate to. Garner, who was 400 pounds and has been described by people who knew him as a “gentle giant,” suffered from chronic asthma and police claim his death was the result of a heart attack suffered during the arrest.
Police say that Garner made a “fighting stance” and resisted arrest. Which, based on the video clip, is complete nonsense, considering we can see him pleading to the officers, “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!” before going completely silent as several officers pile on him.
The video of Garner’s death is disgusting, but I can’t say I was shocked or even outraged the first time I watched it. At this point, as someone who’s read and written about some of these stories time and time again—and who’s had firsthand experiences with the way cops treat black males—this kind of reprehensible shit is not surprising at all. After so many cases like Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell, you start to feel desensitized by the seemingly insurmountable injustice that plagues communities of color.
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So sick of this type of bullshit
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Kilian Eng
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Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" Preview and Interview.
This Saturday, July 19th Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City, California will be presenting Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man.”
Hikari’s pastel colored work features horned children with stars in their eyes and scars on their necks, that are painted in a style reminiscent of Manga and Anime, as metaphorical essays on the fragile mortality of human life. These ideas have been influenced by such occurrences as the Fukushima Reactor and Chernobyl disasters.
I had the chance to ask the very gifted and outstanding artist a few questions about her work, thoughts on eyes, and beliefs behind “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" which you can read below (And also see more paintings and studio shots!):
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supersonicart:

Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" Preview and Interview.
This Saturday, July 19th Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City, California will be presenting Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man.”
Hikari’s pastel colored work features horned children with stars in their eyes and scars on their necks, that are painted in a style reminiscent of Manga and Anime, as metaphorical essays on the fragile mortality of human life. These ideas have been influenced by such occurrences as the Fukushima Reactor and Chernobyl disasters.
I had the chance to ask the very gifted and outstanding artist a few questions about her work, thoughts on eyes, and beliefs behind “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" which you can read below (And also see more paintings and studio shots!):
Read More
supersonicart:

Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" Preview and Interview.
This Saturday, July 19th Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City, California will be presenting Hikari Shimoda’s “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man.”
Hikari’s pastel colored work features horned children with stars in their eyes and scars on their necks, that are painted in a style reminiscent of Manga and Anime, as metaphorical essays on the fragile mortality of human life. These ideas have been influenced by such occurrences as the Fukushima Reactor and Chernobyl disasters.
I had the chance to ask the very gifted and outstanding artist a few questions about her work, thoughts on eyes, and beliefs behind “Fantastic Planet, Goodbye Man" which you can read below (And also see more paintings and studio shots!):
Read More
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Isabelle Philips-Decramer
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Isabelle Philips-Decramer
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Isabelle Philips-Decramer
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Isabelle Philips-Decramer
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Hedi Xadt
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Hedi Xadt
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Hedi Xadt
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Hedi Xadt
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John Dunfee
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John Dunfee
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John Dunfee
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Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department. This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men. There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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The enigmatic, nostalgic, disturbing -   Akino Kondoh
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
archatlas:

Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
archatlas:

Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
archatlas:

Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Alfabeto Pittorico Antonio Basoli

This is too cool!
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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cross-connect:

Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.
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Sam Weber born in Alaska is a New York-based illustrator, awarded a Gold Award by The Society of Illustrators and the Spectrum Annual. He graduated from The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, before completing a Masters at The School of Visual Arts in New York. His current clients include Time, DC and Rolling Stone.
Posted to Cross Connect by Margaret


Hi-Fructose featured artist Sam Weber.